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February 13, 2018

Black History Month Staff Reflection: Linda Walubengo

Linda Walubengo, Catholic Charities’ Associate Division Director of Health Support Services, shares her powerful reflection on Black History Month. “As a first-generation immigrant to the United States of America from Kenya, Black History Month holds so many significant meanings to me. As I celebrate another notable year in this country, I am reminded that this month is a time of…

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February 12, 2018

Technology Innovator Pattie Hong Joins Catholic Charities

Leadership Team Expands to Increase Impact & Reach Catholic Charities of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin, one of the Bay Area’s largest human services agencies, is pleased to welcome Pattie Hong as Chief Technology & Innovation Officer. In this newly created position, Hong will assess existing processes and implement new technology solutions to cultivate innovation for the benefit of…

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February 7, 2018

On Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Frankie’s story is one of hope and transformation

With almost half of all new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. in 2016 within the black community, the need for comprehensive awareness about HIV/AIDS is imperative – and life saving. Today, on Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we honor those of our community who fought and lost their lives, celebrate the valiant survivors, and encourage those in our black community to,…

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February 6, 2018

The art of living with HIV at Peter Claver Community

February 8, 2018 Christina Gray Michael Pullis leaned on a cane, his jacket heavily splattered with raindrops. But the deluge outside did not appear to dampen his mood or that of the guests who came to Spark Arts Gallery in San Francisco Jan. 24 to see an exhibit of artwork produced by people living successfully with human immunodeficiency virus.…

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January 31, 2018

Changing Lives Winter 2018

This quarter we’re talking about families and all it takes to support them. Read the winter issue of Changing Lives!

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January 15, 2018

Fifty-five Years Later – We Stand Together

Fifty-five years ago, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. reminded the world it was our responsibility to expose injustice. In his 1963 Letter from Birmingham Jail, Dr. King wrote, “Like a boil that can never be cured as long as it is covered up but must be opened with all its pus-flowing ugliness to the natural medicine of air and…

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January 11, 2018

Homelessness presents increasing challenge; Whether driven by spiking numbers or winter cold, Church meets rising needs of homeless people from coast to coast

By Jim Graves, Our Sunday Visitor According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Point in Time Count released in December, the size of the homeless population in America increased by several thousand over the previous year to nearly 554,000 nationwide, with the biggest growth in West Coast cities. A strong economy in the West has led…

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December 19, 2017

Congress must listen — a majority of Americans say DACA recipients should stay

While there are many issues plaguing our immigration system, there is one inequality that we as a nation must resolve with urgency. Passing the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act will create a long overdue pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth who were brought to our country as children and know no other home. Time is…

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December 4, 2017

Speak Out to Protect DREAMERS

Right now, your members of Congress need to hear from you that you care about DREAMers.  Call on your members of Congress today urging passage of the DREAM Act quickly so as not to uproot the lives of so many young people who’ve made enormous contributions to our communities and our economy. It is not Catholic, Christian, or of any faith to…

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November 15, 2017

Rising Number of Homeless Newborns, Pregnant Women Struggling in San Francisco

FROM NBC BAY AREA An NBC Bay Area investigation reveals a dramatic increase in the number of homeless pregnant women and newborns struggling to make ends meet in high-priced San Francisco, where the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment now totals $3,390 per month. “Women tend to languish without stable housing for most of their pregnancy,”…

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